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Charity run to be held in memory of journalist who died aged 25

Warwick Lane 1A charity run is set to be held in memory of a regional journalist who died last year aged 25.

Newark Advertiser sports reporter Warwick Lane, left, passed away in August this year just weeks after being diagnosed with cancer for a second time.

Prior to his death, Warwick raised more than £1,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and had also teamed up with blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan in a bid to raise awareness of people awaiting stem cell transplants.

The campaign, known on social media as #WarwicksWarriors, urged more people, especially those aged 16 to 30, to join the Anthony Nolan donor register.

Now Sandra Neil, a friend of Warwick’s family, has organised ‘Rick’s Run’ for 24 March, which will raise funds for both charities.

She told the Advertiser: “I need lots of volunteers and if possible a company to sponsor t-shirts for this event.”

In November, a concert organised by Gill Kent and Karen Rayner, who taught Warwick at primary school, raised £1,400 for Teenage Cancer Trust.